A fundraising event, held at Avenel and attended by 70 people, raised $6,000 for Astride with Pride, a therapeutic riding program.
According to Stormi Shelton, who heads the program, the program has 35 riders this year. It’s a bit of a challenge because the program is down two horses. One horse has been retired and Dan, an enormous mule, died.
Another challenge is that, like most non-profits, Astride’s budget has suffered due to the economic downturn.